Rimsky-korsakov. Scheherazade. Chicago So/reiner (
Catalog: CAPC 2446 SA
Format: Super Audio CDs
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
Composed by: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony's recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade is truly the jewel in the RCA Living Stereo crown. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, this orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia. This disc marks the launch of a new series from Analogue Productions featuring recordings originally issued as part of RCA's Living Stereo catalog. Although not the recording's first CD release, it is the first time that the SACD remastering experts at Analogue Productions have worked their magic on this evergreen favorite. In addition to CD layer with 2 channels, the disc includes an SACD layer with true three-channel audio.